Frequently Asked Questions for Nintendo eShop

1 January 2018 at 07:44 in FAQ Allkeyshop, Merchants Hub, Nintendo with no comments

Updated January 4, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions for Nintendo eShop.

1. What is the Nintendo eShop

  • The Nintendo eShop is a digital distribution service powered by the Nintendo Network which caters to Nintendo 3DS as well as Wii U and Nintendo Switch.

2. How do you get the Nintendo eShop?

  • On the HOME menu, select the eShop icon.
  • Once the eShop loads, select the “Menu” button from the top-right of the touch screen, then select “Search”
  • Select “Add Search Filters” and select criteria to search.

3. How to set up a Nintendo eShop account?

  • Set up an internet connection on your system
  • Make sure your system is updated
  • On the HOME menu, select the Nintendo eShop icon
  • Select “OK,” then select “OK” again.
  • Choose if you like to “Receive Notifications” or “Do Not Receive Notifications,” then select “OK.”

  Creating an account for Nintendo eShop.

  • After completing the initial system set-up, select “System Settings” from the HOME Menu.
  • Select “Nintendo Network ID Settings,” then “OK.”
  • Read the information on the screens, then select “Next.”
  • Select “Create a New ID,” then select “Next.”

4. How do I sign in to Nintendo eShop?

  • From the HOME menu, select “System Settings.”
  • Select “Nintendo Network ID Settings,” then select “Next.”
  • Select “Link an Existing ID.”
  • Read through the information regarding Nintendo eShop, Country settings, account deletion, linking, and Parental Controls.

5. How do you add funds on Nintendo eShop?

  • From the Wii U Menu, select the Nintendo eShop.
  • Select “Balance” or press the + button on the GamePad.
  • Select “Add Funds Using a Credit Card” and then select the dollar amount.
  • Select the type of credit card (VISA / MasterCard).

6. How much is a Nintendo eShop card?

Nintendo eShop Cards come in $10$20$35, and $50 and can be redeemed in the Nintendo eShop from any Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Card balances can be shared across Wii U and Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but may only be used on a single Nintendo eShop account.

7. How to use a Nintendo eShop card?

  • Choose the Nintendo eShop icon on the HOME menu
  • Scroll to the left and “ADD FUNDS“.
  • Select “Redeem a Nintendo eShop Card”.

8.  How do you buy and use Nintendo eShop

  • Choose the “Tap here to purchase” button for the game you’d like to purchase.
  • Add funds with a Nintendo eShop Card or credit card. To be able to purchase you should have funds, If you want to add funds you can use a Nintendo eShop Card or a Credit.

For more questions and in depth info regarding Nintendo eShop you can visit the support page for Nintendo (Customer Support)

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